Miami Marlins: 10 former players to consider bringing back in 2022

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 25: Brad Hand #52 of the Miami Marlins looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park on August 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 25: Brad Hand #52 of the Miami Marlins looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park on August 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) /
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8. Brad Boxberger

On the topic of bullpen arms, why not consider bringing back Boxberger in 2022, a player who had success in Miami back during the shortened 2020 season?

Signed to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training back in 2020, the veteran right-hander would make a total of 23 relief appearances where Boxberger posted a 3.00 ERA with the Marlins before electing free agency at season’s end.

Coming off a strong 2021 campaign with Milwaukee (3.34 ERA across 64.2 IP), Boxberger would be another cheaper relief option who has experience in the late innings (81 saves in 10-year career).

7. Dan Straily

If the Marlins are looking to add a veteran starter to the rotation this offseason, there aren’t many former Marlins who stick out as more intriguing options than Straily.

A key piece of Miami’s rotation in 2017-18 where the right-hander made a combined 56 starts, Straily posted two strong season’s with the Marlins after being acquired from Cincinnati in 2017 before being released in March of 2019.

Coming off two impressive season’s with the Lotte Giants of the KBO (3.22 combined ERA across 62 starts), the 33-year-old would be an intriguing veteran starter to add to Miami’s impressive group of younger starters.

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